Dr. Laura L. Bokar, LMFT, LCPC, ACS
Dr. Laura Bokar is the Founder and President of Fox Valley Institute and has been an individual, marital and family therapist for over two decades.
Fox Valley Institute (FVI) was started in 2001 with one therapist (Dr. Laura). Since then FVI has grown to a team of up to ten and continues to seek new professionals to expand their services. Dr. Laura's team has been awarded numerous accolades for their distinguished work, including:
- Best of Naperville in the Marriage and Family Therapist category
- The Business Ledger Influential Women in Business Award
- Finalist in the Naperville Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards
- Jaycee’s Distinguished Service Award in the Health and Wellness category
- The Business Ledger Award for Business Excellence in the Emerging Entrepreneurial Company category
Dr. Laura was featured recently in a special segment for ABC7 News Chicago entitled Hope and Help for Veterans. Dr. Laura spoke on the healing effects that veterans can experience by engaging in Rapid Resolution Therapy. Dr. Laura has been a guest on talk radio shows, a speaker for many organizations on various topics, and authored magazines and published journal articles; she is currently in the process of writing a book.
She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association of Christian Counselors, American Counseling Association, Illinois Counseling Association, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Illinois Mental Health Counselor Association.
Dr. Laura received her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, and holds a Master’s Degree in Human and Child Development with a specialization in Marriage and Family therapy. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical professional counselor, and an approved clinical supervisor. She is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), a safe, gentle, and effective approach to dealing with trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Dr. Laura also has special expertise in the following areas:
- Family Therapy
- Grief & Loss
- Life Coaching
- Life Transitions
- Men’s Issues
- Marriage/Couples Counseling
- Panic Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Professional/Relational Issues
- Spiritual/Faith Issues
- Stress Management
- Women's Issues
Dr. Laura can be reached by phone at 630.718.0717 ext. 202 or email DrLaura@fvinstitute.com.